On the Breeze

On the Breeze

cindyrella's picture




Liner Notes: 

Fighting a headache, but got this down. Nice skirmish. Needs gospel music.

Music added 7/29/19 - guitar/vocal/banjo


On the Breeze
© 2019 Cindy Prince

I heard my Granny's humming
Jesus Saves, Jesus Saves
I swear I could smell her scent
On the breeze, wave after wave

Memories filled my head
I could see her in her Sunday best
She was humming Oh Happy Day
Whispering how she was so blessed

On the breeze, on the breeze
I could hear my Granny singing
All those old gospel songs
Oh the gifts the breeze was bringing

I remembered that church picnic
Her best friend Mabel, all those pies
Everyone standing to sing as one
I am smiling as I wipe my eyes

Repeat chorus

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coolparadiso's picture

The first verse blows the roof off. Top class start. The rest finishes the story perfectly. Very good skirmish.

Chip Withrow's picture

Oh, I love this! And such personal meaning - my grandmother passed away two weeks ago at age 99, and I'm going to a memorial for her in Ohio this week. My grandmother was also a churchgoing lady much of her life.
This one has just the right meter for a nice, loping country-bluegrass song, Bill Monroe style. I have a bunch of songs to finish and post in the next few days and then I'll be out of town for a few more days, but I might check back in next week to see if you'd like music for this one.

JWHanberry's picture

Fond memories. This is a good lyric, right to the point and touches our hearts. Fine skirmish.

kahlo2013's picture

This is really gorgeous. So poignant and loving. Really well crafted!

Amanda West's picture

I do hope someone puts this to music and sings it. I know how proud your Granny would be. Delete that, she IS proud of you Smile xx

cindyrella's picture

I love this! I know my Granny would too. I had to laugh when I thought of the time she accidentally sprayed bug spray under her arms instead
of deodorant! She was a nut.
Anyhow, thanks so much!

JWHanberry's picture

Perfect music for this lyric. It's wonderful old time memories in song. Good work y'all.

JamKar's picture

Cindy's lyrics captured perfectly by Chips vocals and instruments. Hearing this, I was standing in that picnic gathering of singing. Here's to memories carried on breezes!

tcelliott's picture

Oh, I love this lyric. It's conjuring memories just from the reading of it. I love using the "whisper on the wind" perspective in this manner. It works very well for me. (I miss my grandmother quite a bit, and more of late, for some reason.)
And the music works very well. It conveys the emotion, the longing and wistful feeling that I got from reading the lyric.